I've had this painting for some time, but she has undergone a facelift. I worked on the color and softened hard lines, and I like her better. In fact, I have this displayed in my dining room which is not something I ordinarily do. I have very few of my paintings in my home. I display the few until they sell or I replace them. There is no rhyme or reason, just a random procession of images that capture my whimsy. The Big Red Pear and companions continue to appeal to me.
A quote from Grant Wood describes a condition from which he and many of us suffer: taking too much for granted. Wood said, "...To my great joy, I discovered that in the very commonplace, in my native surroundings, were decorative adventures and that my only difficulty had been in taking them too much for granted." Woods' words ring with truth. My goal as an artist is to capture the wonder of the often overlooked ordinary, the commonplace beauty around us, those little details that make all the difference in our daily lives. The rough hue of rocks, lush blue woodlands, weathered wood grains, and distant meandering dirt roads never cease to appeal to me. I attempt to share the beauty from which routine blinds us. My work can be purchased on ebay or by contacting me personally.